Nelson - The Commander

By: Scribner Publishing

Type: Hardcover

Product Line: Historical Books (Scribner Publishing)

(dust jacket Fair+)

Product Info

Title
Nelson - The Commander
Category
Author
Geoffrey Bennett
Publish Year
1972
Pages
322
Dimensions
6x8.5x1.25"
NKG Part #
2149055924
Type
Hardcover

Description

Widely revered as England’s greatest naval leader, Nelson is considered one of the key figures of Western history – but does he deserve to be?

Known during his lifetime as a flagrant womaniser, and – due to his part in the judicial killing of the Neapolitan Commodore Caracciolo – a potential murderer, Horatio Nelson destroyed ships at anchor at Copenhagen and the Nile. Some historians argue that his sole victory at Trafalgar has overshadowed his many naval failures, and that history has inflated his role. But nonetheless, it cannot be ignored that his majestic victory at the Battle of Trafalgar confirmed Britain’s naval supremacy during the 18th century and saved his country from the invading forces of the French and Spanish.

Did England’s ultimate naval hero truly possess the inner steel and strategic genius to be one of the world’s great captains? Distinguished historian Geoffrey Bennett, himself a veteran of the Royal Navy, provides a full and meticulously researched account of Nelson’s life and career.

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